Dandelion Ball raises £23k

Alex’s Wish held its annual black tie charity ball on Saturday, 1st November to raise vital funds into a rare genetic muscle-wasting condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Alex is 8 years old and was diagnosed with the life-limiting condition back in 2010 for which there is no cure for this devastating disease so funding new clinical trials is absolutely essential in order to save Alex’s life and the thousands of other boys living with it.

This year’s ball (the second one held to date) was a huge success with 120 guests attending the evening held at prestigious The Hilton East Midlands Airport hotel. Guests enjoyed a four course meal with canapés and fizz on arrival whilst being entertained by toastmaster Simon Hood throughout the evening and dancing the night away until the early hours.  The main bulk of money raised for the cause was through a raffle, holiday give away, silent and live auction including a holiday to a 5 star luxury resort in Barbados donated Alex’s Wish supporter Robbie Savage (football pundit and former player) raising £4k and contributing significantly to the £23k raised in total.

Emma Hallam, Founder and Director of Alex’s Wish comments “We are absolutely delighted with the response we had from our guests on the night, we started the evening with a video showing the effects Duchenne is already having on Alex and explaining why we desperately need new treatments to come to market soon. It really helped people get into the swing of things which was seen through the generosity and support we received on the night. We can’t wait to start planning next year’s event which will take place on Saturday, 14th November 2015.”

“We would like to thank all our guests and businesses and individuals who donated prizes for our raffle and auction, without these wonderful donations we would not have raised the amount of money we did.”

Anyone interested in attending Alex’s Wish ball or to become a sponsor in 2015 can get in touch with Emma Hallam at emma@alexswish.co.uk